Before the end of this year Ukraine has a chance to get out of Russia 150-200 thousand tons of coal used in power plants, such predictive assessment was voiced by the Head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"Before the end of the year, maybe Even 150-200 thousand Tons (to be supplied) ", – according to news Agency the message Demchishin.
according to his statement, in the first half of from Russia received about 1 million tons of coal. The Minister also informed that in the first half of the year, Ukraine has imported about 1 million tons of coal from South Africa, Before the end of 2015 is about 400 thousand Tons has the ability to be imported into the country." 80 thousand Tons have already been received combined heating and power plants, the second boat already on the road. Before the end of the current year can be even up To 400 thousand Tons ", - has declared the head of the Ministry. Fifteen of October the head of the Ministry of regional development and housing and communal services of Ukraine Gennady Zubko said that despite starting in the Ukraine from October 10, the heating season, 36% of the housing stock of the country Not connected to the heating. On the same day, Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Vadim Glamazdin said that Ukraine lags behind charts coal reserves: at the start of the heating season, the country lacks 1 million tons of fuel from 3, 2 million tons of coal needed for the heating season. As reported by the print edition OPINION, in total coal production in Ukraine for 7 months of current year has decreased by half – 50, 8%, or 23, 5 million tons, To 22, to 8 million tonnes. An even greater drop in production has shown mines, which are under the control of the Ministry. They got on 71, 3% less than 7 months of 2014. State mines extracted 4 million tons of coal instead of 14 million tonnes the year before. Kiev's policy in the coal industry led to the fact that by the beginning of the heating season Ukraine are unable to accumulate sufficient volumes of coal to power stations. Intracity coal is still in short supply, threatening blackouts. As of October 5, stockpiling of coal in warehouses TPP Ukraine account for only 2, 8 million tons. Lacks 1, 2 million tons. But most importantly, the observed lack of major reserves of anthracite coal, needed for heating.